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counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and failure to provide a tax stamp. but it's more complicated than just guilty or not guilty. if jurors don't believe polson is guilty of attempted murder, they have the option to convict him of lesser charges, assault causing serious injury, assault or not guilty. polson could face more than 100 years in prison if he's found guilty, not including the drug charges. jurors will return tomorrow to continue deliberating. live in studio, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: a former pleasant hill daycare provider accused of abusing children in her care reached a deal with prosecutors. 28-year-old christina williamson plead guilty today to two counts of child endangerment. back in may, surveillance cameras at her home copy allegedly views. at that time, williamson was a non-registered, in-home daycare provider. >> that's why you have to check backgrounds of these
people.check on these people that you are going to take your kids to. check iowa courts online. check background records. and talk with people who know. stacey: she face up to 7 years may in prison when she is sentenced on december 8. mark: firefighters in iowa busy today battling a string of field fires. kcci ames bureau reporter vanessa peng joins us live from hardin county. vanessa: the dry conditions and problems. right now, we are showing you the remains of a fire that was contained just a few hours ago today. driving the combine. coat but that didn't work. where it went. hill of their. it even went for another
the high winds, which are gusting at 35 miles per hour at some points, is moving this dry material all over the place. even if a little tiny ember catches any of this, the wind will take it away and it will spread very quickly. firefighters fought field fires all across central iowa monday. our cameras caught one near boone, and another near colo. the national weather service says monday will be the 19th straight day of no measurable rain in ames and boone. the lack of rain, mixed with low humidity and lots of dry material creates a toxic recipe for fires. farmers tell us they're continually checking their machines to make sure something doesn't create a spark. >> with the dry weather and these high winds that we're experiencing, it would not take long for a fire to get out of control and you can burn an entire field before you get it stopped.
vanessa: there is a lot of good news. the court is coming out dry, which means they are reducing their drying costs. vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: there has been no measurable rainfall in the past 20 days in des moines. the national weather service says that has only happened 5 times in the last 105 years. and the dry sometimes windy weather is making conditions ripe for fire danger. 12 of iowa's 99 counties have already put a burn ban in place. that means it's illegal to do any outdoor burning in those areas. but despite the lack of rain, the latest drought monitor map shows only far northeast and southeast iowa are dealing with a shortage of ground moisture. mark: that's check in with kurtis gertz and find out we might get that rain. kurtis: we have that red flag warning until 7:00. the reason that expires at 7:00 is less wind and the relative
these are updating by the minute. winds gusting less than 22 miles an hour. but we are still getting gusts in the low-to-mid 20's especially in western and southwestern iowa. 75 in des moines. normal highs this time of year, 62. carol, 79 degrees. it is going to be generally dry tomorrow. there is a little bit of rain in the forecast. from the 70's to the 60's down into the 50's. noon, back up to 70 degrees. late afternoon, high of 75 degrees. a better rain chance in your 8 day forecast, coming up. stacey: a family who just moved into their first home ran for safety when a tree fell on it.
that tree came down around 12:30 this afternoon right on top of this home at 5423 south west 16th. the family who lived inside said they heard a loud noise. then they noticed a shadow moving over the house. >> we heard a snap, like lightning or thunder and i grabbed my brother and i screamed and i went to my room. stacey: no one inside the house was hurt. the building did sustain quite a bit of damage. no word yet on a damage estimate. the family just bought the house two weeks ago. mark: governor terry branstad today says he has no plans to pull medicaid funding for planned parenthood. texas state officials today cut off federal medicaid funding to planned parenthood. saying the organization there is potentially liable, directly or by affiliation, for a series of serious medicaid program violations. other states have also tried to pull medicaid funds. -- pull medicaid funds, but were stopped by court order. governor branstad says he cannot legally pull funding here in iowa.
what we realistically can do but i also feel an obligation to do -- to act within the law. mark: the moves to pull medicaid funding in other states come after videos from an anti-abortion group showed videos claiming to show planned parenthood doctors discussing the sale of fetal tissue. stacey: in commitment 2016 news, democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders held a town hall meeting in oskaloosa this morning. his conversation focused on making college and university education more affordable. he proposed free tuition. sanders says positions like this have given his campaign momentum. sen. sanders: the momentum is with us. there was a poll that came out in new hampshire today that had us comfortably ahead. i freely concede that we started off this campaign, i was at 3% in the polls. and people thought i was a fringe candidate. i think we've made a lot of progress in the last 5 months. and i think we got a real shot to win this.
stacey: bernie sanders will be at this weekend's jefferson-jackson dinner here in des moines. former president bill clinton will be in iowa this weekend as well. he is scheduled to appear at a pre-dinner rally for his wife, hillary, in downtown des moines. that rally is free and open to the public. the hillary for president campaign says signer katy perry will also be at that event saturday. mark: a student events committee charged with recommending events to replace iowa state's veishea celebration has turned over their recommendations to university president steven leath. isu says they won't release those recommendations until leath has had time to view them. leath is currently out of state. the student committee's mission was to come up with ideas and new events that would showcase the university in the future. clive and windsor heights at this hour holding a public meeting to discuss their plans to merge fire and ems departments. both departments say they have staffing challenges. and a merger would allow both departments to ensure fire and ems crews are staffed 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.
tonight's presentations will be available on the clive city website after the meeting. stacey: the destructing emerald ash borer has been found in another iowa county. linn county to our east is now the 29th county to uncover the pest. the state of iowa is the 25th tree-destroying insect. a great first half followed by an unproductive second half sank iowa state's chances of upsetting tcu. now another top 5 challenge awaits the cyclones. what coach rhodes says about this weekend's game against baylor. kevin: a company must now pay back iowa high school students. how that company ran afoul of -- mark: a company must now pay back iowa high school students. how that company ran afoul of the iowa attorney general's office. and the marshalltown honor guard
see and do for the familes. stacey: more veterans are dying each year, and honor guards around the country are being stretched to the limit. the marshalltown honor guard is on pace to appear at a record number of euros this year. mark: so it was a bad time for -- number of funerals this year. mark: so it was a bad time for their bus to break down. inside vfw post 839, a group of marshall county veterans, ranging in age from 63 to 95 assembled for the 73rd time this , year. larry warnell stood guard at john f kennedy's funeral. >> we try to recruit all the time, but younger guys, right now we're short younger guys. mark: this group about the only members of the marshalltown honor guard getting up in years. the bus they take to as many as 3 funerals each week is 23 years old. the transmission blew out, the
$6,000 for repairs was 6000 more than they had. but after a mention in the marshalltown newspaper -- >> we couldn't believe it. donations just kept coming in. mark: prayers answered from citizens across the county. >> honor guard, 10 hut. mark: and focus could return to the simple, but immensely important role of this vounteer unit. the latest funeral was for air force veteran gilbert beye. >> it was exactly what grandpa wanted. we were very honored to have them here. >> if he signed his name on the dotted line, he'd give his life if it was necessary for his country. that's the last thing we can do
or what they've done, i figure he deserves a military funeral. mark: there was actually more money raised then they needed. the money left over put decals on the bus and fixed the rotting floor. marshalltown businesses that did the repairs also gave significant discounts. stacey: a san diego company that charged iowa students to find ways to pay for college must now refund those charges, and pay the state of iowa $25,000. the company sent letters to iowa high school students under the name, student financial resource center of san diego. the attorney general says the mailings were intended to look like an official government document but were actually a sales pitch the charge to obtain $65 student aid information that was free and readily available. mark: after jumping up last week gas prices are again on their , way down both here in iowa and across the country. gas prices down to around $2
.30 a gallon here in des moines, down from $2.45 last week. according to gasbuddy.com, only about 13% of stations nationwide are selling gas for more than compare that with last october $2.50. when almost 100% of stations were selling gas that high. almost 25% of stations nationwide are selling gas for $2 or less. stacey:'s back in with kurtis. kurtis: it was a windy one but that same wind made it a mild day. we are still hanging on to 75 degrees. south-southwest winds at 15. today, we had some gusts over 40 miles per hour. these are our schoolnet stations. very strong winds today but they really picked the temperatures up.
it is still going to be breezy on tuesday, but not as windy. we go down from the 70's to the 50's. tomorrow, back up into the 70's. 4:00 p.m. temperature, about 75. officially, we hit 80 in des moines. anywhere generally from the metro off to the west. it isn't a record high, as a matter of fact, it doesn't even make the top three. we hit the 80's this time of year. fairly unusual, but it happens now and again. we have -- we had clouds earlier but they have moved on out. another system that will kind of rotate here tomorrow and
interact with and that is not that moist. it could squeeze out a shower but there is not a great chance. the main system with cooler air behind it will slide away on wednesday. we will still be on the warm side tomorrow. futurecast detailing. 7:00 p.m., mostly clear across the state. tuesday, a little bit of sunshine. it looks like mid to late afternoon we will have a chance of a few showers, generally east and southeast the metro. they would be very light. wednesday morning, we will start the day with some sunshine but finish with some cloud cover. temperatures tonight eventually cooling down. breezy for the evening hour. tomorrow, 75. just a couple of showers and a little better chance of south
wednesday, 74. thursday, 67. by thursday, our dry streak if we'll get rain tomorrow will be up to one of the highest on record. probably won't see the all-time record which is 29 days, because on friday we have a pretty good chance of showers. sunshine on sunday and 62. stacey: kcci has learned that an internal police investigation cleared officer vanessa miller in the shooting death of ryan bollinger. officer miller shot bullinger after police say he was acting erratically. a grand jury had already voted not to file charges against miller. had to kcci.com for more information.
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leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: the good news is iowa state is done facing the secnd -- the second and third best offenses in the country. the bad news is next up they hit the road to face the best offense in the nation. iowa state hits the road to face baylor this weekend and the bears run it up. baylor averages just under 64 points per game. that is the most in the country by a good 13 points. they are a 6-0 squad that has isu's full attention and coach rhoads is taking help wherever he can get it. >> i had a recruit in his mother over to the house and he said, coach, who you got this week? i said baylor. we face the number three, number two, and number one offense in the country back to back to back. he said to me, good luck. >> just have to keep playing.
we know they are going to have big plays. we can get down when the have a big play. tony: iowa state takes on the baylor bears this saturday. kickoff at 11:00 a.m. the hawkeyes are undefeated and taking a breather this week. next up, they are back home taking on the terps on halloween. kickoff at 2:30. the royals are on a roll. 2-0 lead over the blue jays and have also won the last nine games they are played in the alcs. the royals have johnny cueto pitching tonight. a great opportunity for kc. >> i don't manage it any differently. my whole intent and focus is to win this game. i don't even think about being up 2-0.
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